Every Thursday morning our Dad's Army teams up with Matt Morris and his team to improve the course; small step by small step. Whether it is splitting firewood, mulching, chain sawing, gardening, cleaning, painting; all these activities every week over the years results in a better course for us all. As winter closes, I forgot to mention the responsible burning off that they do - I think it's their favourite job of them all.
Last week's work was the improvement to the 11th tee surrounds - see the action shot below and the final result!!
Dates for your Diary...
Saturday 3rd - Monthly Medal and Max Allen Trophy
Saturday 10th - Keigwin Cup - Presidents Trophy
Sunday 11th - Mixed Foursomes Championship - Round 1 & Wotton Trophy - the handicap foursomes
Sunday 18th - Mixed Foursomes championship - Round 2 & Wotton Trophy - the handicap foursomes
Sign up on the sign up sheet or see the Pro-shop to enter
Monday and Tuesday 19th/20th - Greens Renovation - Course Closed
Saturday 24th - Patrons Trophy & Foursomes Championship Qualifying Round
Saturday 1st - Monthly Medal
Sunday 2nd - POP-IN Charity Day
Wednesday 5th - Vicars Shield Round 1
Saturday 8th - Vicars Shield Round 2
Saturday 22nd - Club Championships Qualifier - Round 1
Saturday 29th - Club Championships Qualifier - Round 2
Progress on course drainage...
We are "moving forward" with course drainage. The swales drain across the 3rd and 2nd holes will have bridges installed later this week (weather being kind!). The boundary drain on the first hole was cleaned out on Friday and we moved onto the start of the 3rd hole today. We are opening up a drain which was closed in some years ago and a 90 mm pipe installed. With the saturated conditions this pipe is not effective, so it is going. Swale drains will be added to the right hand side of the 16th to feed into this reopened drain. Some photos to give the idea of what we're doing...
9 Hole Results - Well done Bob Constable winning with 17 points on a count back from Pat Donoghue.
18 Hole Results - Peter Shortle won the day with 37 points on a count back from Kevin Barry.
Tony Hobson won the NTP on the 11th.
Sam Mulholland won the 13th hole "Eagles Nest".
John Mulholland won the 14th Pro Pin.
Well done all.
Saturday - Captains Trophy
With carts on the full course we had 67 competitors for the Trophy event. A good result considering the rain squalls in the afternoon and a heavy course. Thankfully the fire was on in the club house to warm the weary and wet on their return. So the winner was Taffy McCarten with a very solid Nett 66, a clear winner on the day. As he said "the putts just kept going in...". Runner up was Kevin Barry with a Nett 68. Good golf.
NTP 11th Hole - John Mellen
Pro Pin - Tony Hobson
A good role up with 18 players. Winning with a great 41 points was Samuel Drysdale. Ash Southon was second few points back but still a good result - 36 points.